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ELEMENTARY RESOURCES

SOCIAL STUDIES :: ELEMENTARY RESOURCES :: STUDENT SAMPLER :: PEOPLE

PEOPLE OF NORTH CAROLINA

Population: Approximately 9.3 million (2009)

Median Age: 35.3 years old

Rank Among States: 11th

Largest Cities (2002):
Charlotte: 668,796
Raleigh: 360,880
Greensboro: 242,817
Durham: 212,789
Winston-Salem: 216,271
Fayetteville: 173,925

 

SAMPLING OF FAMOUS NORTH CAROLINIANS

Astronauts Mike Smith
Dr. William Thornton


Educators Charlotte Hawkins Brown
Annie Wealthy Holland
W.L. Moore (Waccamaw-Siouan)
N.C. Newbold
Oscar R. Sampson (Lumbee)
Sequoyah (Cherokee)


Baseball Jim "Catfish" Hunter
Gaylord Perry
Jim Perry


Basketball Phil Ford
Bobby Jones
Michael Jordan
Meadowlark Lemon
Danny Manning
Pete Maravich
Curley Neal Dominique Wilkins
James Worthy


Boxing Sugar Ray Leonard


Football Kelvin Bryant
Roman Gabriel
Sonny Jergenson


Stock Car Dale Earnhardt
Junior Johnson
Richard Petty


Entertainers Howard Cosell
Roberta Flack
Eileen Fulton
Ava Gardner
Andy Griffith
Ronnie Milsap
James Taylor
Doc Watson


US Presidents Andrew Jackson
James K. Polk
Andrew Johnson


Pulitzer Prize Winners Paul Green
Hatcher Hughes
Reynolds Price
Vermont Royster


Literature Doris Betts
O. Henry
Guy Owen
Betty Smith
Thomas Wolfe


Religion Billy Graham
Ann Graham Lott
Franklin Graham


Media David Brinkley
Charles Kuralt Poets
Edward R. Murrow
Tom Wicker


Poets Maya Angelou


 

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